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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning

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Learn How You Can Help Families Support Their LGBTQ Children
A new publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration can help you put the Family Acceptance Project's “family intervention” approach into practice.

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Primary Sources: Looking at the Emotional Impact of Attending High School for LGBTQ Homeless Youth
A researcher examines the psychological cost of attending high school for LGBTQ homeless youth.

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Bright Idea: Five Ways to Help Your Library Become an Ally to Youth
By reaching out to your local branch, particularly to the librarians focused on teens and young adults, you can better prepare library staff to assist homeless young people.

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Family and Youth Services Bureau-funded Project Paves the Way for Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth
A team from the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation aims to help programs provide safe, affirming services.

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Primary Sources: LGBTQ Youth at Higher Risk for Dating Violence, More Likely to Seek Help
A recent study from the Urban Institute explores dating violence and abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens.

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How To Keep LGBTQ Youth From Becoming Homeless: The Evidence
We recently interviewed the director of the Forty to None Project, which is working to reduce homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Here are two recent research papers that have informed the project's work.

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NCFY Voices: How To Keep LGBTQ Youth From Becoming Homeless
Jama Shelton, director of the Forty to None Project, talks about her organization's work to reduce the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender runaway youth.

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Bright Idea: Miami Collaboration Assists LGBTQ Homeless Youth
In Florida’s Miami-Dade County, 11 organizations have banded together to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who are experiencing homelessness.

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Help LGBT Married Couples Understand Their Federal Rights
A series of fact sheets from the American Civil Liberties Union details many of the ways federal agencies accord legal respect to married same-sex couples.

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Five Things to Know About Teen Parents and How to Help Them
A new report looks at the cumulative effect of the obstacles that pregnant and parenting teens often encounter.


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